RFID ParafiTAG™ – Xylene-Resistant RFID Labels for Paraffin Wax Blocks
Size: 0.9375″ x 0.9375″ / 23.8mm x 23.8mm
Label across: 1
Core size: 1” or 3” / 25.4 mm or 76 mm
Adhesive: Permanent chemical-resistant
Temperature range: -55°C to +70°C (-67°F to +158°F)
Operating temperature/RFID functional temperature range: -35°C to +85°C (-31°F to +185°F)
Recommended Ribbons: XAR-Class Solvent Resistant Ribbon
RFID ParafiTAG™ labels incorporate proven RFID technology with a strong adhesive that adheres to paraffin wax blocks. These chemical-resistant labels are ideal for short- and long-term storage of Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded (FFPE) tissue blocks and provide accurate and quick identification of tissue-embedded cassettes, improving cassette management and tracking. These RFID labels are specifically designed to integrate with specimen management systems to ensure the traceability of samples, proper recording of workflows, and simplify auditing, thus preventing specimen loss and misidentification. In addition, the recorded visual and electronic data is resistant to water and harsh chemicals, such as xylene and alcohol immersion, when applied to glass microscope slides. RFID ParafiTAG labels are intended for histopathology, cytopathology, diagnostic centers, hospitals, research organizations, biopharmaceutical companies, and wherever tracing and identification of (FFPE) blocks is required.
These chemical-resistant RFID labels will also adhere to other hard-to-stick surfaces such as Teflon, Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), and Perfluoroalkoxy (PFA), including PTFE chemical bottles, containers, tubing and hoses, and catheters. RFID ParafiTAG labels allow labware, lab tubing, and medical devices used in the laboratory to be identified and tracked in LIMS or hospital systems to monitor patient treatment.
RFID ParafiTAG labels (Class 1, Gen 2) are compatible with handheld, fixed, and integrated UHF RFID readers. Using dedicated RFID thermal-transfer printers, they can be printed and encoded with up to 32 hexadecimal characters of readable, writable, and serialized information. The printout obtained when using our recommended XAR-class of ink ribbons, along with the electronic components of these labels, resist exposure to xylene, toluene, alcohol, and other solvents and chemicals without the need for additional protection when applied on paraffin and Teflon surfaces.
The size of the RFID ParafiTAG label can be customized upon request.
- 12” omnidirectional read range*, without direct line-of-sight ensures quick, easy, and accurate reading from every angle
- Read multiple tissue embedded paraffin wax blocks at the same time**
- Adhere to hard to stick surfaces, such as Teflon/PTFE/PFA surfaces
- Withstand exposure to harsh chemicals and solvents
- Readable and writable in histopathology facilities
* When using our recommended RFID reader. Read range can vary according to the RFID reader being used.
** Labels should not be enclosed by metal surfaces as this may cause interference that can affect their ability to be scanned/read.